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Title: Explaining autonomy variations across value‐chain activities in foreign‐owned subsidiaries
Authors: Kingkaew, Suthikorn 
Dahms, Sven 
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Source: Kingkaew, S., & Dahms, S. (2019). Explaining autonomy variations across value‐chain activities in foreign‐owned subsidiaries. Thunderbird International Business Review, 61(2), 425-438.
Journal: Thunderbird International Business Review 
Abstract: This article is one of the first to combine the asset bundling model and neo‐configurational perspective to explain autonomy variations across different value‐chain activities in foreign‐owned subsidiaries. We develop tentative answers to three research questions based on survey data of subsidiaries located in Taiwan and Thailand. We use fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis technique to analyze the data. We found that competence bundles in primary and support activities are key for autonomy development across basic and advanced value‐adding activities. Strong relationships with local business networks are more important for autonomy development than links to universities or governmental institutions. The global city location plays a lesser role than expected and the geographic distance is a hindrance to autonomy development in basic as well as advanced value‐chain activities.
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DOI: 10.1002/tie.22019
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